We Need a New History: Autobiography, Autobiology

We Need a New History: Autobiography, Autobiology

We Need a New History: Autobiography, Autobiology, Steve Noyes, Jack Butler, and Sheila Butler, 1994. 8 pages, 14 black and white illustrations. ISBN 1-895532-05-1. $2.00
 
We Need a New History was a collaborative installation by Sheila Butler and Jack Butler comprised of photographs, notes, drawings, an audiotape, and an essay. In a performance documented here, the artists work with paint directly on each other’s skin, recopying medical diagrams while representations of the male and female body in Western art stand behind them. In their work, the artists propose a construction of sexual difference where the sexes are mutually transparent. Essay by Steve Noyes.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, February 3, 1994